HC Deb 22 August 1945 vol 413 c605
47. Sir W. Smithers

asked the Prime Minister if he will set up a Royal Com mission to examine and report on the workings, operations and activities of the Co-operative Wholesale Society; and to inquire whether its continuation is in the national interest.

The Prime Minister

No, Sir.

Sir W. Smithers

In view of the promises given by the Socialist Party at the Election to abolish monopolies, will the right hon. Gentleman make a commencement on this most dangerous and pernicious of all monopolies?

The Prime Minister

The hon. Member is mistaken. It is not a monopoly at all.